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firing on friday? >> he is on the ground already and he was shot twice. >> jeff: should tsa officers carry weapons? carter evans and jeff pegues reports. a high profile american visit to egypt as supporters of ousted president mohammed morsi call for mass protests on the eve of his trial. the new york city marathon cancelled last year is run under heavy security this year. done dahler has a recap. and jason of cbs sports on the unusual case of a nfl player who says he left his team because he feared for his safety. >> this is th captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone. i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the los angeles international airport has spent 1.6 billion dollars on security since 9/11. but friday still happened. a gunman shot his way through a security check point and made his way deep inside the second biggest airport in america. we have reports tonight both on what's happening there now and over the new calls to change the way tsa officers are protected. we begin with carter evans. >> reporter: terminal
are monitoring l.a.x. airport police are getting lots of help one day after a gunman opened fire killing a tsa officer and bringing chaos to one of the world's busiest airports. >> today in our enhanced deployment for los angeles world airport, los angeles police department has committed additional resources. this morning i met with the federal air marshals and they're providing additional resources for us. obviously today and for the foreseeable future we'll continue our very high profile at the curbs and anywhere in those ticketing areas and anywhere on our campuses. >> we're also learning some new troubling clues emerging about the suspect 23-year-old paul ciancia. a source tells cnn the suspect had a note with an anti-tsa rant. the note also reflected his fear of an ominous new world order. our affiliates kcal and kcbs got the exclusive video and it appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who it is. we also have video of the chaos inside the airport moments after shots were fired, and you can hear police screaming for people to get down. >>
on the escalatoescalatort up. officers hernandez squirming around. road the escalator back down and shot him. two other tsa officers were wounded and treated at hospitals and released. 29-year-old high school teacher brianland mer is in fair condition. he was shot in the leg. cnn's stephanie is outside the airport for us. you spoke with a witness who saw the shooting. what did he say to you? >> reporter: very much so, don. he was here at the airport to pick up the bags that he and his wife and son deserted as everything was going down. they heard the first fire shots. hit the ground and then there was a pause. and now, this gentleman i spoke to, he believes that's when he ran the shooter ran up the stairs and went back to shoot that tsa agent. this is what he said he saw from his perspective. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting. we heard the initial gunshots. and everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling forward. so i scrambled forward also. and there was a pause. and so i looked down the escalator. and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the wall there
of the busiest airports in the united states. one tsa officer shot to death. the first ever to be killed in the line of duty. three others wounded. hundreds of passengers were single running in a state of panic. >> there was a guy downstairs, started shooting. one guy fell down. panic erupted and he was setting up through security shack. >> my husband just grab me and put me on the floor. i was really scared and crying. and i was panicked. >> the only thing could i do was keep my eyes down the hallway was just keep calm. everybody was just going crazy. >> here's how the scene unfolded this morning. >> 9:20 this morning. an individual came in to terminal three of this airport. pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> the gunman is identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area, where tsa screeners are, and continued shooting, and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. personnel officers from airport police, los angeles airport police, responded immediately to the calls. they tracked the individual through the airport, and engaged him in gunfire in terminal 3. and were able to successfully take him into custody. >> nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams, joins me now with the latest on the investigation. pete, i understand we have learned breaking news with the suspect. what do you know? >> reporter: well, authorities from several different organizations have told us that the suspect's name is paul anthony ciancia. c-i-a-n-c-i-a. they say he is 23 years old, born in february of 1990. a u.s. citizen who is living in the l.a. area. and as for the motive -- we're a long way from knowing that for certain. there is some indication, we're told, that he had strong anti-government views. that's based on some written material that we're told he was carrying, that they f
fire at a security check point killing one tsa agent, wounding several more before he himself was taken down. he managed to make his way deep into the terminal to the gate area as thousands of passengers were forced to scramble and hide and avoid what became a shootout. air traffic was shut down. the facility was frozen in place. tonight it remains a crime scene as we learn more about the gunman, the dead, and the wounded. we have it all covered here tonight beginning with nbc's miguel almaguer at l.a.x. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. even at this late hour, the terminal behind me is one of many that are just beginning to re-open. police say a 23-year-old gunman entered a terminal not far behind me, opened fire, injuring seven, killing several before he injured. all of this taking place before the morning rush. you see a man in the wheelchair covered in blood. 9:30 a.m., shots fired inside terminal 3 at l.a.x. chaos, confusion, bloodshed. federal officials say a lone gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, a resident of los angeles from new jersey, walked inside the t
there are looking for more clues in the attack and what led a lone gunman to target tsa officers. >>> right now, the virginia and new jersey governors races, are making a final push for votes. we look at what tomorrow's elections could tell us about the 2016 presidential race. >>> and right now, we're waiting for today's white house briefing to get under way. the press secretary jay carney likely to face more questions about obama care and the political tell-all book "double rap." >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. more on the investigation into the fatal shooting over at the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, eith
security for both tsos and the flying public. the development of a new class of tsa officers with law enforcement status would be a logical approach to accomplishing this goal, end quote. security at airports across the nation will be reviewed on orders from attorney general eric holder in the wake of the l.a.x. shooting. a gunman killed one tsa officer as you recall and wounded two other officers and a passenger. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless
suspected of opening firing, killing a tsa screener and wounding three others was formally charged with the murder of the officer and violence at international airports. federal crimes for which he could receive the death penalty if convicted. nbc's miguelal maguer joins us. >> reporter: according to investigators, this is where the suspect was dropped off by a roommate who did not know what was coming. police say he walked right through those front doors behind me into the terminal, pulled out a gun and opened fire while alone. operations at l.a.x. are back to normal as we learn new details on the fatal shooting. >> reporter: with the heavy police presence, terminal 3 is again packed with passengers. it was here -- >> shots fired. >> reporter: where the panic, chaos and bloodshed began. investigators now say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, five magazines, a bag of ammunition and a mission to kill. police also found a handwritten letter. insight to a possible motive. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill mult
when he fired shots inside the airport. strong anti-government views attacking the tsa, saying that if tsa is going to treat all americans as potential terrorists, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. initial checks on the computer haven't turned up anything that would indicate what it was that got him attracted to that view in the first place. as for the weapon he took in, he did purchase it legally but they are still trying to figure out where he got the high capacity 30-round magazines he had five with him when he came into the airport. he's still in critical condition in the hospital, not talking. he was shot in the face. it makes it difficult for him to talk, although officials say it does not appear he has any kind of brain injury, so it's the ability to speak, ability to form words that's the problem here, not the cognitive process. but it's not clear how long it will be before they are able to start asking him questions. it could be that he'll respond in writing or by nodding yes or no, which is how authorities did their initial interrogation in the boston bombin
. >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or the tsa? >> all the findings that came out this year, he was very upset about it and he thought that tsa abused their power. >> brand new exclusive information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before fri
away from preventing the shooting. should tsa officers now be armed? i will ask california senator dianne feinstein. >>> also, are the 2016 battle lines being drawn? chris christie may be heading for a big win that could boost his white house chances as an influential center. it falls on hillary clinton to launch her own run. >>> and four years after political opposition fueled his plans to try them in new york city, attorney general eric holder says they would be on death row right now. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, we're learning much more about the bloody shooting rampage at los angeles airport that sent panicked passengers fleeing for their lives, left a tsa officer dead and three more victims wounded. now there's a brand new push by the union that represents tsa officers to give them law enforcement status, in other words, guns and arrest powers to protect themselves and the public. meantime, the suspect, who allegedly targeted the tsa, remains in critical condition. cnn's stephanie elam has been piecing together the details of what happened,
knowledge this is the first time that a tsa officer has ever been killed in the line of duty. the man i spoke to is the president of the american federation of government employees. he just released a statement. i want to read it to you. he says, "we are sickened by reports of today's shooting at the los angeles international airport. our sincerest thoughts and prayer goes out to our passengers and the tsa officers killed or injured in this heinous act. thank you to all of our brave tsa's who put their lives on the line every day to keep the flying public safe." remember tsa officers are unarmed, so when this gunman approached them at l.a.x. and just started shooting at them, they had no way of defending themselves. they were entirely reliant on the airport police and the lapd. those are the officers that ultimately took this shooter down. it will be interesting to see in the weeks to come whether or not the security surrounding the tsa check points at airports around the country are going to be beefed up after what just happened at l.a.x. now one more thing i want to talk about, flight
yesterday and started shooting. one tsa agent is dead. five hurt in a scene of total panic caught on video by this report by tmz. so word from the hospital on his condition. along with the rifle, he was carrying 150 round of ammunition, as well as a note that said he wanted to kill tsa employ and "pigs." no words can explain the horror that we experienced today when a shooter took the life of a member of our family and injured two tsa officers. i received a call not long ago from president obama who not only shared with me his cole doll lenses. it could have been much worse if agents on the scene weren't well prepared for emergency situations. >> not more than three weeks ago we took every one of our officers, patrol officers and a couple hundred officers from the los angeles police department and we practiced the exact scenario that played out today. >> in just a few minutes, we'll have a live report from los angeles and new details about the suspected shooter. but first to politics. new this morning, president obama sending this message to both parties in congress. work together to pass
. the killing of a tsa agent at los angeles international airport is raising questions about the motives of the 23-year-old suspect, and also airport security. do tsa agents need to be armed? our justice correspondent pete williams will be here in a little while to give us an update and fresh report on all of that. but first, the obama care debate. the healthcare.gov was actually off site for repairs over the weekend. they said saturday the glitches are, quote, just at this present time of the iceberg. this week, as you might have remembered, the president traveled to boston to compare the rough start of obama care to what he called the slow start of the massachusetts health care plan. but he also praised his 2012 opponent mitt romney, who in 2006, as governor of massachusetts, signed that state's health care reform legislation into law. >> i've always believed that when he was governor here in massachusetts, he did the right thing on health care. if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder doing it in all 50 states. >> that is proving to be the case. and the 2012 republican p
>> healthcare.gov shutting down everyday for hours at a time. cbs news learns at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. two other workers were wounded. a coach is at the hospital after collapsing sunday night. >> he did not have a heart attack. they're checking on everything. >> faa is investigating two planes. the the impact carried a fire ball. all were able to jump free. >> we were lucky this time. >> morsi is charged today. >> a college student rescued after sending nearly two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards he would be dead right now. >> snowden's request for clemency. the serious fire ball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> that is not cool. >> all that. >> passenger at the airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >> what? >> nfl record. >> all that matters. >> toronto's mayor says he'll ride the storm out after allegations he was caught on video smoking crack. >> i have made mistakes. >> oprah winfrey auctioned off personal belongings over the weekend. >> usually gayle comes by
to normal at los angeles international airport. after yesterday's shooting that killed one tsa agent, injured other people and impacted travel for thousands across the country. police say he was allegedly on a mission to kill asp tsa agents as possible. he is now in custody at a hospital where he was taken after being wounded in a shootout with airport police. dominic dinotoli joins us from the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: that investigation beginning very much in earnest today. we can show you the moments of chaos in which tsa agents and local police ordered passen germs to throw themselves to the floor. and then they actually ordered them to get out of that terminal. fortunately, one of the passen germs was able to capture this on their phone and get it to tmz. "los angeles times" reporting, quoting an official saying that a note was found on cianci saying he was targeting tsa officials and, quote, pigs. indicating he was obviously after the police here. the associated press also reporting the fbi wants to look into his background. they want to see preci
tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the first tsa agent, officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on him was anti-government,
of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something just like he did and my simple thoughs go out to the hernandez family and the other victims, this tragic day. he's the first tsa agent officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> congressman, it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on him was both anti-government, anti-tsa but you're telling me his intent was suicide after he did damage? >> well, it's clearly one of those notes that reads i'm going to go kill people, and i don't want to kill civilians, with the idea that he's going to die at the end of this. the other thing that i think was equally as tragic was that his family in new jersey had notified new jersey local authorities, who then in turn notified the local l.a. police who actually visited the suspect's home the morning of the shoo
the gunman opened fire at los angeles international airport. this as the slain tsa officer's wife speaks out. >> he was a very good person. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >>> show of force. extra-tight security as some 45,000 athletes prepare to run in today's new york city marathon since the first time since both superstorm sandy and the boston bombing. >>> and what the hail? a fantastic finish at the end of the nebraska/northwestern football game. >> it's caught! it's caught! it's a touchdown! >>> and yes, cornhusker fans everywhere still celebrating today sunday, november 3rd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm lester holt alongside dylan dryier and mara schiavocampo. that highlight that will live on. by the way, it's nice to see everybody made it on time today. >> we did. that was a little challenge for you last time we changed our clocks. >> you've got to let that go. it was a one had of time deal. >
details about the shooting inside lax. the suspected gunman allegedly shot a tsa officer at point blank range on friday, then went up an escalator, came back down, and shot the same man again. he's been charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. investigators say he was not a ticketed passenger. he was dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as carter evans tells us, authorities say he had more than one weapon. >> reporter: federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on tsa officers at delhi international airport carried with him multiple weapon magazines and a message. >> in the no caps handwritten we found from the defendant, it was signed by the defendant. we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the weather was tsa officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her a husband. the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken. >> more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights at lax, many passengers remained stranded, their belong
a t.s.a. agent at pointblank range. plus - suicide bombing. that's what the pakistani taliban promises as they blame the u.s. for killing their leader. >> it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> offline again - the healthcare.gov website is down this sunday as programmers try to make it glitch-free once and for all. . >>> and ready, set, go. we are going to tell you about the secretary of state john kerry, who is in the middle east on damage control. it's the start of a 9-day tour of the region, including stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. a goal will be to repair tensions with golf allies over syria, beginning when he visits riad. t"the washington post" says the are developing a gulf repatriation. the secretary of state is making an impromptu visit to egypt, the first since the ousting of president mohamed morsi. >> now bringing in sue turton. is kerry's visit a big deal to people in egypt? >> the egyptian people haven't really noticed that the u.s. secretary of state has landed in cairo. all the headlines at the moment in egypt are about the upcoming trial tomorrow, monda
great to be here with you charlie. >>> we begin here the man charged with killing a tsa officer at los angeles international airport, investigators say paul ciancia claims he acted alone. >> this morning the attack is raising questions about security and procedures at america's third largest airport, ben tracy is at lax. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals at lax are open this morning and security is tight and some passengers understandably on edge and we're also learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at the airport. tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez, first employee killed in the line of duty. flowers have been placed in terminal three. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: scott green was waiting in the security line with his family on friday when 23-year-old paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers frantically ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> didn't make sense to me. i thought y
, david gregory. >>> we get back to the story now of one tsa agent who was left for dead. pete will tell us how the 23-year-old suspect could now be facing the death penalty. pete? >> investigators are trying to determine what got paul astencia into the letters he was carrying. he said if tsa is going to treat every american as a potential terrorist, then it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. the note also said he had no intention of killing, quote, innocents, and that he made a conscious decision of trying to kill several tsa employees. he said he wanted to instill fear in what he called their traitorous minds. they haven't been able to question him because he's in critical condition in the hospital, but he could get the death penalty if he's convicted. he shot several rounds at hernandez, but when he moved away and hernandez started to move, he returned and shot him again, and as we know, hernandez was fatally wounded, david. >> how much additional security will there be for tsa at airports? >> they said the shooting will not lead to a decision to arm tsa officers, and they have a cou
that he wanted to shoot multiple tsa officers. >> investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal three. they don't know every step of paul cianci's path. they know a roommate dropped him off here he entered at about 9:20 in the morning. according to pictures like this one. the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle when he concealed in a bag. he then approached officer hernandez who was standing there where those flowers are. and he shot him point blank multiple times in the chest and then got on this sclat ter. >> he was alleged to have started to walk away and going up an escalate ter and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> at the top is a security checkpoint. at some point he wounded two additional officers and a passenger. this is the other side of the checkpoint. from here the bun gunman made his way deep into the terminal. he neared the gates. people were running and getting knocked down and there was luggage everywhere and mayhem is the best way to describe it. we are speeding up the video as he wound throug
with details in the shooting at los angeles international airport that left a tsa agent dead. as cell phone video from inside that terminal really shows you the chaos that unfolded. check this out. >> on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> imagine if you were there. hundreds of folks in the moments just after the 23-year-old accused gunman opened fire inside that airport. police are saying the suspect shot the tsa agent at point blank range before turning his gun on the crowd. and returning to shoot the agent again. there were at least five other people injured in friday's shooting. we go now live outside l.a.x. with the latest. dominic, i can't imagine things could return to normal today, but are they? >> they are to some extent. all of the terminals are open including terminal 3 where the incident took place. you can check this for flights there and some of the airlines are not letting people directly to those gates, but getting them on their planes elsewhere. looking quiet behind me at terminal 1, but it is early sunday morning. late last night we heard from the fbi saying wh
with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire yesterday, killing tsa agent and injuring at least five other people. according to police, the 23-year-old suspect who is now in custody had suicidal thoughts and was on a mission to, quote, kill as many as tsa agents as possible. dominic dinatale joins us live from the scene at lax with the latest. dominic? >> reporter: hey there, arthel. yeah, absolutely. sinister messages inside that note is what we're hearing. he was targeting not just the tsa, but apparently also the police. in that note he said he didn't want to hurt innocent civilians, but however, he railed apparently against the government, the dysfunctional government and apparently pinpointed certain individuals within government. details of that coming out in the f.b.i. press conference in a short period of time, about 4:00 o'clock local time. we've photo of the ar-15 that the suspect is believed to have used. that is an ar-15 lying on the floor in the photo. that was taken a short while after he was actually shot. we understand from the tsa officials -- sorry f the police officials today that it took
exactly why he shot three tsa agents, killing one of them. but investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a one-page manifesto at the scene writing that he wanted to kill, quote, tsa agents and pigs. he referred to himself as a patriot and said he wanted to show how easy it is to get a gun into an airport terminal. he is facing murder charges. >>> we're also learning more about the survivors. one of the victims, brian ludmer was shot in the leg, dragged himself to a nearby closet and used his old boy scout training to create a tourniquet to slow the bleeding. >>> since the shooting, a lot of talk about whether airports are safe enough. are we in for another round of security changes? we'll hear from an insider. (knochello? hey, i notice your car is not in the driveway. yeah. it's in the shop. it's going to cost me an arm and a leg. that's hilarious. sorry. you shoulda taken it to midas. get some of that midas touch. they tell you what stuff needs fixing, and what stuff can wait. next time i'm going to midas. high-five! arg! i did not see that coming. trust the midas touch. for brakes
mission and claiming the tsa vi litted his constitutional rights. one officer, hernandez was killed and two others wounded along with one civilian. jennifer yorkland joins us live with what investigators have learned and also i understand a statement from an attorney representing the family is out or due to be out soon here? >> reporter: yes, tamron, in fact we just heard from the family attorney who read a prepared statement just a few minutes ago. take a listen. >> we like most americans are shocked and numbed by the tragic events of last friday. we acknowledge the need to understand what happened and why it happened. and to that end we as the ciancia family have cooperated with law enforcement agencies with the last several days. it is important to express our deep and sincere sympathy -- >> reporter: you can see here at lax, paul ciancia open fire at the bottom of the stairs where flowers are where the tsa agent fell. he went up the escalator and turned around because he saw he was moving and fired again according to officials. but the 23-year-old accomplished two of his goals w
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
is feeling better. let move to a cnn exclues toive. new details of the man accused of gunning down a tsa officer. paul ciancia is in critical condition. a woman who says she knows him well is filling in some of the blanks telling cnn what he might have been thinking and doing shortly before the incident. we have that exclusive angle to the story. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. this woman has a fascinating story to tell. it is amazing she is an ordinary woman that found herself in an extraordinary circumstance. she wants to remain anonymous. she doesn't want her life associated with paul ciancia. days before this rampage, this woman says ciancia was already plotting his crime. >> he asked whether he could have a ride to the zblarpt why did he need a ride? >> he was going back home, his dad was sick. he had family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> he mentioned what day he had to leave. >> reporter: she says he rarely left his san fernando apartment, describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker f. day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it to
. >> it is so great to be here with you charlie. >>> we begin here the man charged with killing a tsa officer at los angeles international airport, investigators say paul ciancia claims he acted alone. >> this morning the attack is raising questions about security and procedures at america's third largest airport, ben tracy is at lax. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals at lax are open this morning and security is tight and some passengers understandably on edge and we're also learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at the airport. tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez, first employee killed in the line of duty. flowers have been placed in terminal three. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: scott green was waiting in the security line with his family on friday when 23-year-old paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers frantically ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> didn't
where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: as me his way through the terminal, ciancia reportedly asked some people if they were with tsa. he moved on when they responded no. but at the security check point, he opened fire. tsa officer, hernandez, about to celebrate his 40th birthday, was killed. two other agents were wounded. as was this high school teacher. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him and gain more insight into his motives. >>> now to the nfl. gary kubiac is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as he walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. the general manager said kubiac was lightheaded and dizzy, he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital, but did not have a heart attack. meanwhile john fox felt dizzy playing golf on saturday. after testing, fox will have surgery to replace his aortic heart valve and is expected to be out a few weeks. >>> a bomb threat prompt
before the airport returns to normal after friday's shooting that left a tsa officer dead and others wounded. nbc's miguel almaguer has been covering the story for us over the last day. good day to you, miguel, and what's the latest? >> reporter: good afternoon. we know that terminal three where the investigation is taking place where the shooting happens remains shut down to the public. they are allowing some passengers who were inside that terminal during the shooting to come back this afternoon to retrieve some of their personal belongings. as you know, this shooting took place yesterday at 9:30 in the morning. it was the middle of the weekday commute at the end of the week when police say 22-year-old paul ciancia walked through the front doors of the terminal, pulled out an assault rifle from a bag and opened fire, first hitting tsa agents. they say it appears he was targeting tsa agents, killing one before moving on through the terminal, past security. about 100 yards deep into the terminal where police engaged him in gunfire. officers tell us he was shot multiple times, then ta
tsa agents to kill. did he ever express any hatred toward the government, toward the tsa? >> all of the findings that came out this year that he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa aabused their power. >> reporter: cnn confirmed this picture is legitimate. pa paul ciancia is hit twice. he is wearing no special clothing and looks like any other traveler. >> at the moment they are seeing this on the tv, the third roommate comes back. i just dropped off paul at l.a.x. and he had to go home. they said i think you you just dropped paul off to a shooting. >>> breaking overnight. a college student rescued after spending two terrifying days trapped between two buildings. he was found between his dorm building and the garage. the space two feet wide. firefighters had to break through a wall to get to him. >> his legs were crossing and he was moving his right arm. >> they would never have found him for who knows how long and he would be dead by now. >> reporter: the 19-year-old is in stable condition this morning. it's not clear how he got stuck in there but it's believed
they're still learning more about why he allegedly killed a tsa agent and wounded two others. miguel almaguer is live outside l.a.x. with the details on this. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: thomas, good morning. according to a federal criminal complaint, we do know more about the alleged shooter's motive. fbi investigators say that he left behind a one-page letter, what they call -- also has been called a manifesto in which he said he was specifically targeting tsa agents. it didn't matter whether they were black, white, brown or yellow. apparently that was written inside this manifesto. he seemed to target these individuals because they worked for the federal government and he had some problems with the federal government. we don't know specifically what was in that note. that is still part of the investigation. as for the suspect himself, as you mentioned, he was shot multiple times, at least once in the head. he's in critical condition and he's been unresponsive because of his medical condition. investigators still trying to learn more about the motive today. >> miguel almague
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